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Firmiana colorata, Sterculia colorata, Colored Sterculia, Bonfire tree, Scarlet Sterculia, Iwil-iwil, Indian Almond

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Firmiana colorata, Sterculia colorata

Colored Sterculia, Bonfire tree, Scarlet Sterculia, Iwil-iwil, Indian Almond
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Sterculioideae
Origin: India, Thailand
CaudexCan be used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The spectacular Bonfire tree produces flowers in short dense panicles which occur at the ends of the branches. The flowers are orange-red in color and hang downwards. The flowering stalks together with flowers are covered with fine downy hairs giving the whole inflorescence a soft, velvety look. During flowering phase, this Scarlet Sterculia is quite prominent and presents a brilliant sight because of its orange-red flowers against a leafless state. The plant goes dormant during winter and loses leaves. Young trees grown from a bulb/caudex and can be grown as a bonsai plant. When planted in the ground, it grows into a large tree.


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Firmiana colorata, Sterculia colorata, Colored Sterculia, Bonfire tree, Scarlet Sterculia, Iwil-iwil, Indian Almond

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